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News Digest
May 4, 2009
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A reminder that
News Digest is your weekly collection of news releases and Web feature stories.

To stay updated on campus events schedules, check out what's happening by linking to our Master Calendar of Events.
Keep up with news releases and web features from past weeks St. Lawrence News and Features
Be updated on St. Lawrence's national visibility St. Lawrence In the News
Read all about the Saints teams at Saints Athletics

H1N1 Flu Communication
The Emergency Planning Team is at work coordinating response to the H1N1 flu outbreak. The Emergency Planning web site will be kept updated, and links to the site can be accessed from the SLU homepage.

Cost-Savings Ideas Wanted
You have heard President Sullivan discuss the ways that St. Lawrence is managing its finances in this economic recession, working hard to reduce costs even as we maintain programs, services and staffing at very high standards.   Many people on campus have made great suggestions that can save money, and we’d like to make it even easier for you to offer ideas. We’ve created a campus-only Web page for money savings ideas:

IdeaConnect allows members of the St. Lawrence community to log in, using your SLU network user ID and password, post suggestions for money savings, and comment on other ideas already posted.  Our Budget and Finance Committee will review all suggestions and discuss them with the people on campus who oversee the programs or functions mentioned. We expect that many ideas indeed will save us money, some may not, but every idea will be considered. Over time, when all ideas implemented are taken together, we will save considerable resources.

We’ll ask you to offer constructive comments and suggestions.  In the spirit of collaboration and community, we’ll want to avoid criticisms of other offices’ procedures and programs. We know well that virtually everything we do here has a reason.  We’re asking the campus community to think creatively about changing the assumptions that underlie those reasons.

More from Les!
Sustainability Tip #10
Moving out or doing spring cleaning?  Don't trash it, stash it.  Send all your unwanted yet still useful items to the Re-Cellar (SLU's thrift store located in Reiff basement) or a local thrift store. The Re-Cellar located in Reiff College on Maple Street (it's in the basement, toward the back), will be open Monday 11:30am-1:30pm. 

Campus News
SLU Art Gallery Exhibition Is Tribute To Sullivans
Through June 2, the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University will host works in a variety of media by students, faculty and alumni in honor of President Daniel F. Sullivan and Ann H. Sullivan, titled "Twelve Years: The Finest of Fine Arts, 1996-2009."
For more
Beta Theta Pi Recolonization Plan Announced
St. Lawrence University has approved Beta Theta Pi fraternity's plan to recolonize its Beta Zeta Chapter on campus, Vice President and Dean of Student Life Joe Tolliver has announced.
For more

Moving-Up Day Award-Winners Announced
St. Lawrence's traditional Moving-Up Day was held on April 25, with awards and recognition given to student leaders in a variety of categories.
For more

SLU Biology Prof Is Co-Editor Of Book On Horizontal Gene Transfer
St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Biology Lorraine C. Olendzenski is co-editor of the research volume Horizontal Gene Transfer: Genomes in Flux, published in March by Humana Press.
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Alum, Student Complete Boston Marathon
Suna Stone-McMasters '90, chemical hygiene and environmental compliance officer in the chemistry department, and Nick Lovejoy '09, of Natick, MA, both completed the Boston Marathon on April 19.
For more
Dining Services Again Wins Silver Medal
For the fourth straight year, St. Lawrence University Dining Services has been honored by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) for being a national leader in campus dining.
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Canton Team Wins SLU Math Contest
A team from Hugh C. Williams High School in Canton won the 65th Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Interscholastic Mathematics Contest, held recently at St. Lawrence University and sponsored by the University's mathematics, computer science and statistics department and the local chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary.
For more
St. Lawrence in the News
An article by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, titled "Ought Implies Can," is published in the April 24 edition of The Freeman, a journal published by the Foundation for Economic Education.
For more Laurentians in the News

Saints Sports Highlights
The men's lacrosse team routed rivals Clarkson 15-6 Sunday to win its fourth straight Liberty League championship and to claim an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Saints, who defeated Union 11-8 in the semifinals Friday, will host Nazareth in the first round of the NCAAs Wednesday. Women's crew won its second straight Liberty League title. The men's crew novice eight team won gold at the New York State Championships. The Merrick-Pinckard Track was host to the New York State Championships this past weekend, and both SLU squads placed second behind Ithaca. For the men's track team, Steve Kiplagat '12, Jeremy Mwenda '11, Jay Thornhill '09 and Dan Ramsey '11 were individual winners. The women's track team saw Wendy Pavlus '11 named Runner of the Meet after winning the steeplechase and the 5000, and Alyssa Pirinelli '10 was named Field Athlete of the Meet by winning the hammer, discus and shot put titles. Jenna Hulton '12 and Alexis Nuffer '10 also took individual titles. Baseball saw its season end after losing three of four games to Clarkson. Softball ended its season by splitting a double header with Skidmore, but being swept by Union.

For more Saints news

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

Student Views Videos, by Chelsea Nuffer '10
Student Views videos are produced and edited entirely by current St. Lawrence students. Chelsea Nuffer'10 starts her own series of videos for the summer and for the 2009-2010 academic year. This week, Chelsea asks friends and classmates to describe the reasons they chose St. Lawrence. Watch the video for an unusual cameo appearance!


SLU Live! includes features such as the Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video and new helicopter video, our photo albums, our blogs, and our Web cam.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!

*Bela Vonnak '09, a psychology major, is a member of the Saints men's basketball team. Read Bela's blog.
*Blake Carbone '09 and Josh Johnson '10 continue to blog for the academic year.  Read more from Blake and Josh
*Admissions Counselor John Gursky is blogging. Read more from John
*The Weave, created by Global Studies, is a public intellectual project that brings together a range of perspectives on local, national and global issues and on mainstream and independent media coverage of those issues.

*Projet Blog en France details life in Rouen for our students in residence there.
* SLU blog desde Espana has some new entries from Spring semester. Check it out!


Helicopter Video View of the North Country!

St. Lawrence collaborated with several regional institutions to commission a helicopter video of the North Country. Enjoy the video tour that begins with a bird's eye view of our varsity crew team practicing on the St. Lawrence river, then shares the Thousands Islands region, Canton, the St. Lawrence campus, the foothills of the Adirondacks, Canaras and the Upper Saranac Lake region.

The Spring issue of the St. Lawrence magazine is entitled The Chronicle of a Legacy, and features highlights of the ways
St. Lawrence has grown and been strengthened in the years 1996-2009. As a special web-only feature, view our photo album: A Photographic Tribute to the Sullivan Legacy.

We're on Facebook!

Join the 2,733 fans of SLU on Facebook and sign up for RSS Feeds:

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3. To subscribe to one of our RSS feeds for either regional Saints Network events or student blogs, click on the link that says Subscribe to this feed in your RSS Reader associated with the item you're interested in.

St. Lawrence YouTube site
You can watch SLU videos in many ways, including links on our own Web site's SLU Live! page, and now, on an SLU YouTube site.

Student, faculty and alumni profiles
Every other month, we post about 30 new profiles of students, faculty and alumni. We've been posting profiles for over two years and more than 400 profiles are available throughout the Web site. You'll find profiles in such pages as Graduates, Faculty, Students, Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Research Opportunities, and many more. Check out the NEW profiles throughout the web site.

St. Lawrence is now on LinkedIn! LinkedIn is an online network of more than 25 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. Make connections today!

360 Virtual Tours!
We've photographed 15 spaces throughout campus to show each in a 360-degree panoramic view. Check out our the new photo of Appleton Arena, taken between periods at the February 6 SLU-Clarkson game.

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